About Us

What is Overstock Trader?

In essence, we connect people who should know each other. We are a service that connects sellers of overstock, surplus, liquidations, and other slow moving and excess inventory, with buyers interested in those products.

As the managers of the largest LinkedIn group in our industry, we facilitate the connection between thousands of buyers and sellers involved in overstock, surplus, closeout, and liquidation opportunities. Our extensive group and network possess a global reach across all product categories, making it possible to bring together valuable opportunities.

Through our group and robust network, we have the ability to unlock doors that are often challenging to open. Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers rely on our services as a valuable resource to effectively handle excess inventories by connecting them with top and most viable buyers in the market. This not only frees up capital but also optimizes warehouse space management.

What Makes Us Different?

Global Network

From Small Distributors to Large Manufacturers and Retailers

Overstock Trader’s clients range from small distributors to large manufacturers and retailers. Below are some of the things that set us apart:

Work work behind the scenes

We understand that privacy and discretion are of critical importance to our clients. Our commitment to discretion means that we work behind the scenes, allowing our clients to maintain control and negotiate pricing on their own terms. We do not disclose client information or engage in any activities such as auctions or public marketplaces that could compromise pricing strategy or reputation.

We value transparency with our clients

We believe that transparency is the cornerstone of successful business relationships. We pride ourselves on being open, honest, and forthright in all our dealings. We understand that trust is the foundation upon which strong partnerships are built, and we strive to exceed your expectations by providing a level of transparency that sets us apart from the competition.  In an industry that is usually done in secrecy, transparency is a must.

We have a robust network

We pride ourselves on the vast network of surplus inventory buyers that we have cultivated over the years. We have worked tirelessly to build relationships with industry leaders, professionals, and key players in various product categories. When you choose to work with us, you gain access to our vast network. Managing the largest group of its kind on LinkedIn, with over 7,000 members gives us a huge advantage in serving our clients. With all major wholesalers and retailers in our network, we help find a home for overstock inventory quickly.

We are an extension of your team

We understand the intricacies of discount and inventory liquidation markets, have established relationships with buyers, and can effectively market surplus goods to potential customers. By leveraging our network and industry insights, we can maximize the value of overstocked items, ensuring the highest possible return on investment. Our expertise in pricing, quantity, and delivery terms enables us to add value across the board.

“Overstock Trader is a valuable resource to our team. They always deliver, helping us selling our slow-moving inventory quick. They get us fair pricing on our merchandise.”

Blake, Beauty Manufacturer

“Overstock Trader is easy to work with.  They have a good pulse on the market, and know the major players.  We are happy to have them as part of the team.”

Janet, Warehouse Manager

“Overstock Trader gets the job done. They have helped us many times sell inventory we needed to move quickly.  They have relationships with the right buyers for optimal results.”

Cameron, Warehouse manager, distributor

Why Our Clients Work with Us

Industry Knowledge

We have extensive knowledge of the closeout industry and current market trends. This knowledge helps us understand the value of the products and how to market them effectively.

Large Network

We have a strong network of contacts in the industry. This network includes manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, along with our 7,000+ member LinkedIn group. This makes Overstock Trader a key player in the industry.

Marketing Skills

We view marketing as a critical component to help promote the products to potential buyers. We excel in creating effective marketing strategies that generate interest in the products. This includes an inhouse creative and social function.

Negotiation Skills

We have the negotiation skills to secure the best deals for their clients. A partner should be able to negotiate favorable terms and conditions that benefit both the buyer and the seller.  Being a third party allows us to build trust on both sides of the transaction.

Problem-Solving Skills

You need to think creatively and develop solutions to complex problems. This is an under appreciated skill when you need to find creative terms or alternative buyers as needs come up.

High Empathy IQ

We understand that finding buyers for surplus inventory can be a sensative topic.  Afterall, these are often products developed out of passion, and need to be treated as such.  Not “leftovers” that are sitting on a shelf collecting dust.

Detail Oriented

We are meticulous in our work and pay close attention to details. There is zero tolerance for miscommunication or vague terms.  These “small” details are what can secure or ruin a deal from materializing.

Client Focused

We put our clients’ interests first and strive to understand their unique needs and goals. We are transparent in our dealings and prioritize our client’s interests above our own.  This is what creates repeat customers.

Want to know the value of your inventory?

Who we Serve


Wholesalers & Distributors


Types of Overstock we support

Seasonal inventory

This is inventory that is specific to a particular season or holiday, such as holiday decorations or summer clothing, but were not sold during that season.

Discontinued products

These are products that are no longer being produced, and may become overstocked if they don’t sell out before production stops.

Excess inventory

This is inventory that a company has ordered in excess of its needs, which can happen due to inaccurate demand forecasting or order placement.


These are products that a retailer is trying to clear out to make room for new inventory, usually at a deep discount.

Shelf pulls

These are items that were once displayed on store shelves but were not sold, usually due to a defect in packaging or minor damage.

Liquidation inventory

These are items that are being sold at a deep discount due to a company’s financial difficulties or bankruptcy.

Slow-moving inventory

Items that are not selling as quickly as expected and may become overstocked over time.

Packaging or labeling changes

If a manufacturer makes changes to the packaging or labeling of a food product, it can result in excess inventory of the old packaging or labeling.

Retailer cancellation

Sometimes retailers may cancel orders last minute, leaving the manufacturer with excess inventory.

Short-Dated Products

This is inventory that has a relatively shelf life or expiration date. Short-dated inventory can be a challenge for businesses, as it requires careful management to avoid spoilage, waste, or obsolescence.

And Much More!